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Southeast Asian Studies Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Southeast Asian Studies Certificate is open to students from any major.  The program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of Southeast Asia, which comprises a vital region that stands at the forefront of dynamic changes in global politics and the world economy.   The certificate program critically examines these trends as well as the rich cultures, traditions, and societies of Southeast Asia.  The curriculum involves courses from four university colleges and many disciplines and it includes multiple opportunities for study abroad. The interdisciplinary coursework and language skills of the certificate are applicable to a wide variety of professions. 

Southeast Asia includes Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  Southeast Asia also holds great strategic importance due to burgeoning economic trade with the United States, important sea lanes connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and the region's extensive ethnic and religious diversity.  Indonesia has a larger Muslim population than any other country in the world.  Students also have multiple opportunities to study abroad in Southeast Asia.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with this certificate find opportunities in their chosen fields of education, the nonprofit world, public policy, the business sector and more.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Center for International Studies 
Ohio University
Yamada International House 213
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1840
Fax: 740.593.1837

Administrative Contact

Catherine Cutcher, certificate director/contact person

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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